Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

Griffith’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes; History, media and change, Crises: communities, safety and security, Heritage and wellbeing and Language, culture and belonging.

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Providing support for diverse and vital social and cultural research

PAST CENTRE EVENTS

Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Marc Gibert

From wheat farmers in Mediterranean Catalonia (Spain) to sugarcane farmers in tropical Queensland (Australia): The case of the town of Llagostera (1900-1975) presented by Marc Gibert (University of Girona, Spain) on 28 March 2018

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Maria Indelicato

Visiting Scholars Seminar Series — Maria Elena

Frontier/ Borderlands: Violence in the Sugar Towns of North Queensland presented by Dr Maria Elena Indelicato (Zhejiang University, China) on 26 March 2018

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Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Roxanne Tsang

Ethnography/Ethno-archaeology and the potential for rock art studies in Papua New Guinea presented by Roxanne Tsang (University of Papua New Guinea) on 21 March 2018

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Tanja & Poppy

Visiting Scholars Seminar Series

Listening routes to justice presented by Tanja Dreher (University of NSW) and Poppy de Souza (Griffith University) on 19 March 2018

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Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Helena Huhta

Ethnicity and everyday life in prison – An ethnographic study on prison hierarchy, coping practices and equality presented by Helena Huhta (University of Helsinki, Finland) on 14 March 2018

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Inaugural Archaeology and Human Evolution Seminar

Understanding the Neolithic in Southeast Asia presented by Professor Peter Bellwood (Australian National University) on 8 March 2018

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Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Robin Kuchar

DIY music venues between Assimilation, Scene-Traditionalism, and ‘Subcultural Institutionalization’ presented by Dr Robin Kuchar (Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany) on 7 March 2018

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Visiting Scholars Workshop - Alison Harvey

Double Agents: Community-engaged scholarship in the marketized university presented by Alison Harvey (University of Leicester) on 6 March 2018

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Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Alison Harvey

Dirty methods for feminist game studies presented by Dr Alison Harvey (University of Leicester) on 2 March 2018

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Harry Gentle Resource Centre

Documenting the lives and experiences of the people, groups and organisations of pre-separation Queensland and Australia. Image: Conrad Martens, Kangaroo Point, 1852. Courtesy: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.

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Learn about the experts who make up the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.

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The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research offers support to members by providing funding assistance for selected initiatives, as well as a variety of opportunities to invite visiting scholars to facilitate conferences and workshops, and organise public lectures.

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